The Luxury of Meteorology

from /r/TropicalWeather: “What’s that? You’re upset that, although decades of wonderous and dedicated scientific advancement allowed you to sit in your underwear at home and track with fairly good precision what was, for thousands of years of human existence, an unpredictable force of nature chalked up by our ancestors to the acts of angry gods? […]

Inside a Store-Front Church Cult

From /r/bestlegaladvice: “And here’s a cool church with a diverse, mixed group of parishioners, young and old, black and white, where “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” “Great! I like what I see and I want to […]

The Best MLM Program Ever

From a Metafilter thread about predatory MLM tactics: “It makes me want to host a Smash the Patriarchy party. Buy-in cost is bringing one bottle of cheap wine to my house. You get a stack of voter registration cards, a promise to babysit for each other on short notice, and marching orders to recruit ten […]

Some Military History of Korea

“So it really wasn’t a narrative of the American way versus communism. The US was already supporting an incredibly violent right wing regime who didn’t represent the interest of Koreans, effectively a dictatorship.”